Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Change of Venue!
The Greencoat Boy: 2 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1PJ (5 minutes walk from Victoria station).
The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, born 14 February 1952, “high priest” of climate skepticism, prevented several government-level scientific frauds while serving as a Downing Street special advisor to Margaret Thatcher, saving British taxpayers billions. In 1986 he was among the first to advise the Prime Minister that “global warming” caused by CO2 should be investigated. Two years later she made a speech predicting that temperatures would rise by 1 C° per decade, and set up the Hadley Centre for Forecasting: but she, like him, later changed her view.
Lord Monckton, businessman, newspaper editor, inventor of the million-selling Eternity puzzles, of the 100,000-selling Sudoku X puzzles and of a promising new treatment for infectious disease, Cambridge-trained classical architect, public orator and Expert Reviewer for the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on climate change, is the world’s best-known climate sceptic. More than 3 million people have viewed his 2009 speech in the US giving details of the world “government” proposed by the UN in the draft Treaty of Copenhagen. The speech went platinum on YouTube in a week – the fastest-ever platinum for a political speech. In West Virginia on Labor Day, 2000, more than 100,000 attended a miners’ rally which he addressed live on a mountain-top – the only venue large enough. Tea Party rallies at which he spoke in Washington DC and in North Houston attracted 40,000 and 15,000 respectively. His article on climate science in the Sunday Telegraph on 5 November 2006 attracted 127,000 hits in two hours, crashing the paper’s website. His speeches at the St. Andrews and Oxford Unions were followed by student votes defeating climate alarmism for the first time in Scotland and England respectively. Wordpress ranked his summary of the draft Durban climate agreement in December 2011 as having received more hits than any other among its 500,000 blog postings on all subjects worldwide that day. A video of his talk to the Mannkal Foundation in Australia in July 2011 became the most-watched video in Australia in February 2012. In August 2012 his address to the World Federation of Scientists on climate economics drew praise from President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic and led the Federation’s president, Professor Antonino Zichichi, to establish a permanent monitoring panel on the subject.